How We Are Iowa’s Much-Anticipated Report on BLM Protester Viet Tran Fell Flat

On Monday evening, after a highlight clips show of The Bachelor wound down on ABC, the channel threw it over to local Des Moines...

How Des Moines Media Has Failed the Challenge of Covering Black Lives Matter Protests

On Monday, June 1, standing upon the steps before Iowa’s gilded Capitol building, a crowd of peaceful protesters, mostly made up of young adults...

Talk Show Host Steve Deace Is Iowa’s Loudest Coronavirus Contrarian

The decision by Governor Kim Reynolds to begin lifting coronavirus pandemic-related business restrictions on May 1 for 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties, which she...

The Iowa Connection to the Viral Story of the Man Who Died from Chloroquine...

In late March, after President Trump began touting the anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as potential “miracle" cures for the coronavirus against the advice...

Cityview, Iowa Living Magazines Suspend Publication, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic

Update, 4/26: Earlier this month, Cityview changed its plans to fully suspend publication, releasing a digital-only edition of its monthly for April. Original post: Cityview,...

Why Does the Des Moines Register Publish Joel Kurtinitis’ Dishonest Musings on Racism?

Last week, the Des Moines Register joined the Sioux City Journal, Ames Tribune, Fort Dodge Messenger, and prominent GOP lawmakers including Liz Cheney and...

Kaleb Van Fosson, Who Confronted Steve King on White Supremacy, Reacts to the Congressman’s...

When the Informer spoke to J.D. Scholten on the night of Jan. 9, Steve King’s most recent Democratic rival in Iowa’s 4th District predicted...

Steve King’s Closing Argument: An Impassioned Defense of Austria’s Far Right

Amid a week of the most intense media scrutiny he’s ever faced, the air of inevitability about his re-election Tuesday dissipating in dramatic fashion...

Kavanaugh and the Victim-Blaming Narratives of Iowa Conservative Commentators

Whatever its ultimate outcome, one striking thing that Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has already magnified, in light of the sexual assault allegations he...

Kim Reynolds Refuses to Say If She Considers Journalists the “Enemy of the People”

Amid criticism over her reduced access to reporters in recent weeks, embattled incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday refused to take a position on...